Would you vote for Bill Gates for president?

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@coolseeds (3921)
United States
October 23, 2008 4:06pm CST
I am tired of the candidates nominated to run for president. They are all rich and have not contributed very much of it to the good of society. Bill Gates has used his billions for good. He cares about the people. He has done more for the country than many presidents. Would you vote for Bill Gates for president? Would you vote for Bill Gates over McCain? Would you vote for Bill Gates over Obama? Who do you think would make a good president?
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• United States
23 Oct 08
lol no way, he used what... 7 billion of his 64 billion for charity? lol I think it was more of an excuse to get himself out of the limelight of being the worlds richest man... still that is a lot of money and still props to him for giving it...but thats not enough to make me consider him for president on the account of being "charitable" Personally As I've said many times, I would go for Ron Paul who is going to get a lot of votes this year, and used his OWN money to pay for his kids college instead of seeking government help (which he could've done) on the grounds of saying it wasnt right. ...
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@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
23 Oct 08
He has donated for years. You make is sound like he inherited that money. And because he cares is one of the reasons why I would vote for him. However Ron Paul getting a lot of votes isn't going to help the country. Lets face it. Obama or McCain will be the next president regardless of who should be the president.
• United States
24 Oct 08
I agree, Ron Paul getting a lot of votes is not helping. This election has too much at stake and the world is too dangerous right now. I think we have to make sure our vote counts and doesn't just end up distorting the results of the election. It's more important than ever to vote for one of the two men who will be able to win. Maybe if things were going well and we weren't in war and we had to moderates with similar ideas running , then it might be OK to go for the underdog and see if hey, maybe he'd somehow pull it out. But in this scary time we're living in, I think that would not be responsible.
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24 Oct 08
NO..let him do what he likes to do in computer world..Thats where his haven not in politics. he already have his share in the limelight-just let others shine...
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@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
28 Oct 08
LOL The cream rises to the top. Actually if Bill Gates were president he would have to face boundaries and limitations. He can do more good for the country if he were not the president. But I think he would do a good job.
@kenchihi (121)
• Malaysia
24 Oct 08
I don't see how Bill Gates is any different from the rest of the candidates. I think Bill Gates is a successful business person, but whether is he a great politician or stateperson is a whole different issue altogether. There were many bad bad deeds made by Bill Gates to achieve his success now. He mowed over many rivals, took advantage of many companies. He uses many 'legal' tricks to achieve what he has today. Back there, there were not many laws, especially to regulate computers, software and the internet, so many abusive cases made by Bill Gates were not put to justice.
• United States
24 Oct 08
I don't know enough about Bill Gates to answer this. But I will say that McCain and his wife are well known for their charity work. They are wealthy but Gates is the richest man in the world (is he still?) so I don't think the McCain's can do quite as much as Gates can do. But he does a lot more than most people, and especially than most politicians. Way more than Obama, who wants to spread the wealth as long as it's not HIS wealth, which he keeps all but a few percent. Cindy McCain, I think makes almost a full time job of charity work. And McCain also goes and they donate a much bigger portion of their income -- I have heard something like 36% but I don't know if that is true. I do know they give of their time and their money and have done so constantly for years.
• United States
24 Oct 08
im not sure who out of the 3 would be the better president but i think if bill gates thinks the same as i on certain subjects i think i would vote for him before these people they have now.. each candidate right now has a huge CON against me on a couple of subjects so its almost impossible for me to choose unless its like a chose the lesser evil or something.. if gates is ok with a few subjects then hands down i would vote for him
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@srsddn (98)
• India
24 Oct 08
Yes, I can vote for Bill Gates. But in spite of his good qualities he may not prove himself as a good President. You need a very seasoned politician with good track record to hold this post. Since I am not from the USA I may not be able to suggest who one should vote over whom, but let Bill Gates do whatever he is doing. He may not necessarilty prove to be a good President only because of his qualities.
@Sheepie (3115)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I might, I just might. But I don't really know how he stands on issues and all the important things. I mean, it's very sweet of him to be a giver, but I would find it more important to know what he is going to do with us and our problems.
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@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
23 Oct 08
It would really depend on where he stands on the issues. If his views matched my views and he had some good sound plans then yes I would vote for him. I couldn't say without knowing his stance on issues, if I would vote for him over the candidate I'm currently supporting.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
23 Oct 08
A nice unbiased response. He shaped the world in which we live. He was able to see the future and make decisions affecting it. He definitely has the skills to fix things. And if he messes something up he can just pay for his $12 billion mistake. Running a country is like running a business. No one can say that he is not qualified.
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@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Well geeze there are a few things that I actually care about politically and all the rest are like well it doesn't really matter much. I think Gates would have a good education plan, and if he said I'll get rid of NCLB I'd vote for him heck I'll vote for just about anyone that says that I didn't mean to be so unbias I fully believe that someone with a business mind would do good run this country.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I am sure that Gates has his own version of "No Child Left Behind" considering that he is opening his own schools. I think it is a good concept. However education begins at home. If the parents do not show any desire at home then it is hard for the children. A lot of people blame the government. Well if you want to know, I blame the government too a certain degree. I sat through years of repeating useless information. The same books rehashed for the next year. IF I didn't have a desire to educate myself then I would be like the rest of them... blaming the government about my education. There are books, libraries and the internet. There is no one to blame other than the parent. I learned the basics in the public education system. It was because of my desire to learn that furthered my education. A lot of people who meet me ask what college did I attend. When I tell them that I learned it from my own free will, they normally say "I was going to say you don't learn that much in college." LOL So it doesn't matter where you go to school. It is the person who has to WANT to learn. People need to stop blaming the government. At one time everyone in the area used to walk to the one room school house. Their education was only as good as the person who was teaching. People should realize how good they have got it.
@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I would vote for gates over McCain yeah but it would be a little harder over Obama. I am just hoping he can lead this country back from the brink of disaster that is on.
@EvrWonder (3575)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
Interesting question, thank you. I think that if I had the choice I would consider voting for Bill Gates over Obama or McCain. I am tired of our candidates that run for president as well. I heard Obama say lastnight that if one does not care for their family how can they care about people. I loved the comment. Bill gates has contributed to good with his fortunes. Bill Gates could very likely make a good president but he is not a candidate. Perhaps he will reconsider for the next election. I am unsure who, out of Obama and McCain, would make the best president.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Well... First of all, I'm a McCain fan. He has served his country well ever since he was 17 and I'm proud of him for that. Of the two major party candidates, he's my choice. He selflessly serves God and country and will do that as President. But I would like to see a business man in one day. Back when Ross Perot was running, I really wanted him to get in. We need someone who understands how to manage a huge chunk of money and how to get rid of people and departments that aren't doing what they were designed to do. McCain has said he'll do that, though, and I do think our country will fare better under him than under Obama. Someone sent this Abe Lincoln quote to me today: "You cannot help the poor by tearing down the rich. You cannot help the wage earner by hurting the wage payer."
@maru_047in (1007)
• India
24 Oct 08
i will vote for bill if i was suppose to vote he is a very nice and brainy guy who has the capability of managing the things and it was cool in his time and he has done lots to people and i don't want obama to be a president i really don't think he has all the characteristic that bill has. Thanks Maru
@june50 (111)
• China
24 Oct 08
I will vote bill Gates, but i like Obama to be the president.
@lvaldean (1612)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Lets see.....that would be NO. This is a man that sat in front of our legislatures and said that the American IT worker was to stupid to do the work required of them and demanded an expansion of the H1B program so that he could import cheap labor from Asia to replace his US workers 2 for 1. Why did they listen? Money talks and the American middle class has none, that is money. Now between the expanded H1B program and off-shoring Americas high tech worker has been nearly entirely outsourced. Another one bites the dust.